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These 2019 Met Gala Lipsticks Are Just As Inspiration-Worthy As The Dresses

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Now that the most important fashion event of the year is officially underway, it's safe to say that attendees are taking the camp theme very seriously. From all the over-the-top gowns doubling as actual works of art to the lipsticks that complement them, 2019's Met Gala is potentially the most dramatic in its 60-year history. The best pouts at the ball deserve a headline of their own, so here they are.

People's imaginations ran wild when the theme for 2019's event was announced as "Camp: Notes on Fashion" in Oct. The many who questioned what camp fashion even is studied the very essay that inspired the theme, a 1964 report by Susan Sontag that defines it as "love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration ... style at the expense of content ... the triumph of the epicene style."

That said, expectations were high for Mon.'s Met Gala and guests did not disappoint in bringing the looks. Meme dresses and Disney references were present on the red carpet, but even the biggest, boldest looks relied heavily on the details.

Makeup artists had a heyday with bold lipsticks, adhering to the camp theme. Here are The Zoe Report's favorites from the night.

Constance Wu

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A deep, vampy lip was front and center in the actor's makeup look, courtesy of Molly Greenwald.

Serena Williams

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Makeup artist Renny Vasquez chose a new shade of Pat McGrath’s BlitzTrance Lipstick — Full Fantasy, a bronzed peach — layered with a shiny pink gloss.

Lady Gaga

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Adhering to the overarching color scheme of the evening, Gaga matched her outfit with an electric-pink matte lipstick topped with a pink-lemonade shade "for extra gloss and shine," a press release said.

Kerry Washington

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Makeup artist Carola Gonzalez complemented Washington's ethereal eye makeup with a subtle nude pout. You can find this cult classic for only $9 at your nearest drugstore.

Florence Welch

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Makeup artist Lisa Aharon exfoliated the singer's lips with Herbivore's Coco Rose Lip Polish, finishing off with a swipe of the brand's Coco Rose Lip Conditioner.

Emily Ratajkowski

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A soft lip was the perfect accent to the model's stunning Met Gala look, which celebrity makeup artist Linda Hayes created with a pale-pink lip liner and lipstick duo from Lancôme.